25 Aug 2009

Holly Hobbie

Remember Holly Hobbie back in the early 70s and again in the 80s.

Did you know that Hollie Hobby was the name of the illustrator who "invented" the Hollie Hobby character.

There is a wonderful set of Hollie Hobby illustrations on Flickr, with some Carl Larssen thrown in for good measure.

Have a look here too at the history of the Holly Hobbie dolls which I don't remember seeing here in Australia but maybe I just wasn't looking .

And look what I scored on Etsy.

All images from Flickr, just click on the picture to go to the original .